Soler 10th atop Iznájar; Mas, Arcas active in stage two finale

20 February 2020
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Vuelta a Andalucía (st. 2)

Enric, Jorge on the attack before decisive move by Gonzallo Serrano (CJR), winner on day 2 of the Ruta del Sol. Marc now just off overall top-ten, with Fuglsang (AST) still in the lead.

It was a big surprise in Iznájar, end of the longest stage (198km) in the 2020 Vuelta a Andalucía, as Gonzalo Serrano (CJR) crowned a big attack inside the final kilometer over the tough slopes in the Cordobese town to win ahead of Juanjo Lobato (FOR) and Dylan Teuns (TBM). Jakob Fuglsang (AST) had no troubles to retain his yellow jersey.

Jorge Arcas went on the attack inside the final slope. (c) Photo Gomez Sport

Having suffered a bit more than they wished at Wednesday’s Las Palomas ascent, the Movistar Team tried to go on the move in the finale. The Blues took advantage from the speeds through the Puerto de la Parrilla (Cat-3) to briefly launch an attack at the top with Enric Mas, lead the descent later on with most of its roster and send Jorge Arcas into an acceleration early into the Iznájar slope. The Aragón native was overtaken by an impressive Serrano on his way to victory.

Marc Soler was able to stay with the main contenders, 10th over the line to now sit in 11th spot overall, always 1’21” behind the GC lead. Antonio Pedrero remains in 15th place.

Enric Mas at the finish in Iznájar. (c) Movistar Team

The Ruta del Sol will travel on Friday through the millions of olive trees of the Jaén province, starting from the capital and covering a tough 176km course on stage three, with five rated ascents including the Alto de Baeza (Cat-2), just 15km from a torturous finish in Úbeda.

Cover picture (c): Photo Gomez Sport

Male Team 19 - 23 Feb

Vuelta a Andalucía - Ruta del Sol ESP

(2nd Stage) Sevilla - Iznájar (198.1 km)
  1. 01 Gonzalo Serrano Caja Rural 5h07'49"
  2. 02 Juanjo Lobato Fundación Euskadi +2"
  3. 03 Dylan Teuns Bahrain - McLaren "
  4. 10 Marc Soler Movistar Team +4"
  5. 30 Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team +19"
  6. 62 Jorge Arcas Movistar Team +48"
  7. 73 Enric Mas Movistar Team +1'14"
  8. 82 Jürgen Roelandts Movistar Team +2'05"
  9. 96 Nelson Oliveira Movistar Team +2'24"
  10. 107 Sebastián Mora Movistar Team +4'39"
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  1. 01 Jakob Fuglsang Astana Pro Team 9h49'01"
  2. 02 Mikel Landa Bahrain - McLaren +6"
  3. 03 Dylan Teuns Bahrain - McLaren +23"
  4. 11 Marc Soler Movistar Team +1'21"
  5. 15 Antonio Pedrero Movistar Team +2'03"
  6. 34 Enric Mas Movistar Team +5'08"
  7. 63 Jorge Arcas Movistar Team +14'56"
  8. 69 Nelson Oliveira Movistar Team +16'32"
  9. 96 Jürgen Roelandts Movistar Team +19'04"
  10. 106 Sebastián Mora Movistar Team +21'38"
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